About GA Orientation

Transitioning to a new college environment is a process and requires time for exploration and to build connections. Considering this, it is our hope that by participating in the online orientation experience, students will increase their understanding and knowledge of resources on campus designed to help them successfully manage this transition. In addition, we hope the online modules will assist graduate assistants with:

  • Developing awareness of resources for managing transitional issues they may encounter
  • Feeling comfortable navigating the administrative side of their education
  • Identifying and using campus resources and services available to them
  • Gaining insight and appreciation of growth opportunities available to students outside of the classroom
  • Understanding laws, policies, and procedures relevant to their position


 The following modules are designed to assist your transition into the assistantship role. Orientation is mandatory for all graduate assistants and must be completed in order for you to maintain your assistantship contract. All of the modules are 100% online and may be completed at your own pace through January 21. Each module contains live links to our website, video content, and interactive quiz questions. Right click the links to explore the resources and opportunities available to you as an ATU Wonder Grad. After you have reviewed all modules, use the unique ID number provided to you via email to complete the confidential handbook acknowledgement and survey form.


Module i - getting started

( Click HERE to access the Nearpod Module - enter code NTKEU to join the session )

Module iI - Navigating the administrative side of your education

( Click HERE to access the Nearpod Module - enter code CXBKL to join the session )

Module iII - campus resources for graduate students

( Click HERE to access the Nearpod Module - enter code HQLAE to join the session )

Module iV - Growth opportunities

( Click HERE to access the Nearpod Module - enter code XNWYM to join the session )

Module V - GA Handbook and University Policies & Procedures

( Click HERE to access the Nearpod Module - enter code AORYX to join the session )

GA Handbook acknowledgement AND Orientation SURVEY

Click HERE to begin.

Remember to use the unique ID provided to you via email to complete the GA Handbook Acknowledgement and Survey. All responses are confidential.

Acknowledgement and Survey must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm, January, 21.



Additional information concerning Arkansas Tech Graduate Assistantships may be reviewed in the Graduate Assistant Handbook.

For specific questions regarding the Graduate Assistant Orientation, please contact the Graduate College at 479-968-0398 or gradcollege@atu.edu.